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DH'KKY county is one of the lead
ing counties of North Dakota of
which the state may well feel
proud. It is situated in the ex
treme southern part of the state, bor
dering on the northern bounddary line
of South Dakota and is the third coun
ty west from the Minnesota line.
' It is a beautiful undulating prairie
country, watered by the James, Elm
and M*aple rivers and their branches.
The county has long been known as
orve of the 'leading counties for diversi
fied farming in North Dakota, produc
ing its share of wheat, oats, barley.
corn, flax. rye. potatoes and hay. They
have in the county about 200.000 acres
under cultivation, on which have been
grown enormous crops in recent years,
which is well attested by the prosper
ous condition of a large majority of
the farmer* residing here. Strange to
nay. there are many thousands of acres
of vacant land in Dickey county which
. an tie purchased at extremely low fig
in. s. considering the productiveness
df tlu soil and the general surround-
Ings; and prospective homeseekers liv
ing in the south and east should not
fail to Investigate the land and won
derful resources of this county before
buying elsewhere.
The soil Is a rich, sandy loam, with
a deep < lay subsoil, very productive
and callable, under proper cultivation.
of raising enormous crops, which has
been, fully demonstrated by such yields
I■ I |
School Building, Oafces, North Dakota
as 60 to 70 bushels of barley, 65 to 70
bushels of oats, 30 to 40 bushels of
wheat and 15 bushels of flax per acre,
and there is no better place in the
northwest to grow potatoes, etc. Water
is good and abundant,, good water in
nearly all sections of the county can
be found at a depth of from 30 to 60
feet, and a neverfailirvg supply of ar
tesian water at 1,000 to 1,200 feet. The
grasses are rich and abundant, the rich
and nutritious buffalo grass growing
everywhere. The prairie has not been
broken by the plow of the white man
and furnishes summer and winter pas-
Uuatce for thousands of cattle, sheep
and horsffi. Brome grass grows lux
uriantly, often growing to a height of
four feet and more, producing from
2 to 4 tons of hay to the acre.
The railroad facilities of Dickey
< ounty are excellent, it being traversed
by the Great Northern line, o«e of the
greatest railroad systems of the coun
try, the Chicago, Milwauke & St.
Paul, the Chicago & North-Western,
the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste".
Marie and the Northern Pacific, mak
ing it very convenient for farmers to
market their products.
Dairying and Stock Raising
There is no section in the northwest
that has better facilities for this enter-
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prise, and no country has any better nat
ural conditions along this line of hus
bandry than has Dickey county.
Dairying is one of the leading fac
tors of Dickey county, there being sev
eral cheese factories and creameries
within its limits, all of which are doing
a good paying business and are turn
ing out a product at all times that
commands the top of the market.
Statistics also show a great increase
In hogs, horses and sheep during the
past G or 7 years, and at the present
time Dickey county has more good cat
tle, horses, hogs and sheep within its
boundaries than any other agricultural
county in the state.
Until only a few years ago it was
believed that corn could not be raised
here successfully, but it has been dem
onstrated to the satisfaction of all who
have tried it that the corn crop is one
of the most paying crops produced in
North Dakota, especially Dickey coun
ty, taking into consideration the corn
the fodder and the good condition in
which it leaves the land for other
grains for the following season
v Most of -,th people burn North Da
kota (lignite) coal. This is a very free
burning coal .as free from all : soot as
hard coal. This coal can usually be
OnkS 1 about *?.S0 P ,r ton. in
Onkes. A large portion of the north
western part of the,stnte is underlaid
5&« lhl- S _«>««; fjie wins being from
2% to 17. feet in thickness. Wood can
be had from the big forests of Minne
sota with only a short haul ' ' ■
North Dakota has always stood in
the front rank in educational matters
ni««D key - ™>unt>' JS aS won equipped
along these lines as any other county
in the state. There are ninety-one
school* in u,e county, the school houses
generally being placed to suit the con-
venience of the majority of pupils in
the district. Dickey county is now
partially supplied with teachers, who
were born, raised and educated within
its boundaries and who are well fitted
for work and would be a. credit to any
county or state.
A few words to the homeseeker.
These fine farming lands are selling at
from $12 to $25 per acre. Now is youc
opportunity to get a good home cheap.
Take advantage of it and buy before
it gets too high. Join the throng and
buy a ticket over the Northern Pacific
from St. Paul to Oakes and look the
county over.
Is a hustling city of 1,200 inhabitants,
and has four lines of railroads. It Is
the end of them, and a division point on
the fourth. It is governed by a mayor
and board of aldermen. It is located on
the east bank of the Jaiws river, four
teen miles from the south line of the
state. Strangers visiting this city are^
very favorably impressed by its pros
perous appearance —its clean graded .
streets and wide cement sidewalks, its
new, large brick school building and
other large brick blocks, its well gas
lighted streets and business houses.
Everything indicates en-terprise and
prosperity Okes has erne of the best
graded schools in the state, two fire
engines, a volunteer fire department
and hose company, and a good artesian
well. It has a first-class city telephone
service. This Is connected with the
lor,g distance, giving it connections
with all small towns in this part of the
state and also all large cities of the
nort Invest.
The city has churches of the Presby
terian, Methodist, Catholic and Scandi
navian Lutheran denominations.
Of the fraternal societies we have the
Workmen, Yeomen, Woodmen, Modern
Brotherhod, Degree of Honor, Royal
Neighbors. W. R C, 8. A. R., Odd Fel
lows, Masons, Maccabees and Red Men.
The town contains 2 general stores, 2
clothing houses. 3 grocery stores, 2
drug stores, 2 jewelry stores, 2 harness
dealers, 3 machine dealers, 1 bakery, 3
hardware dealers, 3 hotels, 3 restau
rants, 2 banks, 1 newspaper, 2 laundries,
2 blacksmith shops, 1 flour mill, 1 feed
mill. 1 flour and feed store, 2 doctors,
2 butcher shops, 3 grain elevators, 3
lumber yards, 3 wood yards, 2 furniture
stores, 4 livery stables, 3 attorneys and
2 pool rooms.
This is a good live town and is sup
ported by good well to do farmers In
the surrounding country.
Good brick business blocks, good
market for the farmer, and some of the
finest stores and stocks of goods that
you will find in the state. The business
men are all in for building up their
town and today you cannot find an
empty store building or a house for
rent in the town.
Stock Ranch Near Oakes, North Dakota
Following are a few of the business
firms of the town: -.-"^
E. W. Bittman is president and Fred
JJlttman treasurer of the "Cash Mercan
tile company" and have been in business
for twenty years. This is one of the lead
ing dry goods, clothing, shoes and gents*
furnishing stores of the town. The build-
Ing is 50x100 feet, two story, opera house
on second floor seating 600 people.
The Oakes National bank was organ
ized in 1003 and in' one year has To 000
deposits; capital, 525.000; and does a gen
eral first mortgage loan, insurance, col
lection and general banking business. H.
S. N'ic-hols. president; J. H. Denning, vice
president, and E. J. Walton cashier
, A. L. Whitfifld is proprietor of the
leading photographic studio of this Rec
tirtn and handles everything in the line
of photography, and has a very large
John Bcblll is proprietor of a leading
harness, boot and shoe store, has been In
business twenty years, and came from
southern Minnesota.
A. J. Young is proprietor of the lead
ing drug stoic of the city, - came here
three months ago from South Dakota.
Hr.handles a full line of drug? and drug
sundries paints, oils, cigars, stationery
and confectionery.- ._-_■-... ..
„W . U. Bishop Is proprietor of the City
Meat Market, and has been In business
since 1896.and In. town since 1594.. This
Is the.oldest meat marktt of tho town.
I. .1. Aason is proprietor of the Oakes
Machine company, also builder of gaso
line engines; in business five years and
came from Lowry, Minn. Employs six
men and has ■ very large trade.
W. M. Lockie is proprietor .of a leading
hardware, harness and farm Implement
business and owns two sections of 'land
four miles from town; in business since
Charles H. Bell runs the Oakes st"am
laundry, and has thirty-two local agen
cies in the state: has been in bus In phi two
years* and employs twelve people and
does very line work." • •:-.
, jerkins .* TnUifl] are one of the' lead
in* larni implement iiruis of this sec-
tion and handle any article the farmer
needs on the farm: have been Jn business
for two years. They also run the leading
blacksmith and machine shop.
Moore Bros, are proprietors of the lead
ing livery, feed and sale stable of the
town and have, ten fine turnouts. Can
take care of parties of twenty-five people.
w.F. re<lMorKan Js Proprietor of the leading
billiard hall; also a full line of cigars and
soft drinks: in business one year.
Klein & Sutmar are the proprietors of
a very Jarge department store and a
very fine' stock of goods. The building
is ,sxloo feet, two story, and offices on
the second floor: has been in business ten
veal7V , Mr. Klein traveled on the road
for eight years.
♦ i.^ ateman & Dyer are proprietors of
the city restaurant and lunch counter:
full line of cigars, confectionery and soft
dunks; In business for one year.
The North Star Lumber company run
one of the leading lumber yards of the
town; also coal. lhne. lath and building
material. 1.. E. Stanton. manager.
Oakes Milling company are manufactur
ers of the Jim Valley River Hard Wheat
Flours. This is a steam mill, with a ca
pacity of 150 barrels, elevator storage- of
20.000 bushels and a mill storage of 2.000
bushels. Cr P. Walton is the manager
<wid came from Minneapolis.
The Snlrer Lumber company are one
of the leading lumber companies of this
section, also a full line of coal. lime,
cement., lath and wood. G. A. Wilson is
manager and has been In town ten years.
Khst National bank Ls one of the lead
ing hanks in this section, established as
a state bank in 18RC and as a national
bank in 1902; capital. $25,000. The Mai
shall & McCartney land company have
50,000 acres of land for sale and $100,000
to loan on real estate.
W. D. Huffman is proprietor of the
Hotel Argyle. one of the leading hotels of
th£ town, has been In business 4 years
and in county 22 years. This is a twenty
three room house and can take care of
100 people.
Fenton & Brown are very heavy dealers
in hardware, stoves and faftn machinery.
The farmer can find anything he wants
at this store: in business C years and in
county 22 years.
J. C. Stiel is the real estate agent of the
town and this section of the state, has
been here fonr years. Came from Blue
Karth and was born In Wisconsin. has
100.000 acres of improved and unim
proved farm land for sale in Dickey, La
mour. Sargent. Stark and Ransom coun
ties running in price from $4.00 to $40.ft0
per acre. Will give half rate fare to all
purchasers of land and fare will be re
funded if they buy. For any further In
formation of this county, please write
Mr. Stiel and he will answer.
Only One of the Twelve Is a Bachelor
and One a Widower
NEW YORK. April 19—The jury
which is to decide the fate of "Nan"
Patterson, on trial for the third time
upon the charge of murdering "Caesar"
Young, was completed tonight, when
Recorder Goff adjourned court until
next Monday morning. Miss Patterson
is to again face a jury composed al
most entirely of married men, only
two of the accepted panel of twelve
being single, one a bachelor, the other
a widower. Most of the jurymen are
men of middle age and beyond. Many
of them have large families, some
grown daughters who are married. The
defendant will take the. stand again
and tell her story of how Young met
his death. It is said that Miss Patter
son is anxious that her sister. Mrs. J.
Morgan Smith, should becopie a wit
ness for the defense.
Ax Fails on Nine of the Ten Constitute
ing the Board of Review
WASHINGTON. April 19.—Nine of
the ten pension examiners constituting
the board of review were separated
from the government service today.
Commissioner of Pensions Warner
transmitted the nine resignations to
Secretary Hitchcock, with the recom
mendation that they be accepted, and
Mr. Hitchcock took the desired action.
The secretary and commissioner de
clare that the incident is closed. This
is not in accordance with the claim of
the resigned examiners, wtio assert
that representation was made to them,
purporting to come from the commis
sioner, that should they hand in their
resignations matters would be adjusted
and restorations made fh the near fu
The difficulty involving the board of
review was its approval of several pen
sions to applicants whose only claim
was enlistment in a Pennsylvania and
a New Jersey regiment of volunteers
for service in the civil war, but the
services of whom were never availed
of by the government. The one resig
nation which Commissioner Warner
withheld was that of an examiner who
never had passed on the original ques
tion involved, but who subsequently
had acted favorably on an application
for an increase for one of the ques
tionable pensions.
Members of Carriers' Association Ask
Modification of Regulations
Globe Special Washington Service
1417 G Street
WASHINGTON. April 19.—Mem
bers of the Lake Carriers' association
are trying to have the department of
commeive amend the regulations for
safety on :-u;miships by making more
lenient th-.- application to freight boats.
President William Livingstone of that
association, who is in the city, ex
plained today to Secretary Metcalf
that each freighter usually carried a
d< zen or so passengers who were
friends or relatives of officials owning
the boats, and that they were not car
ried for hire. The presence of these
passengers, he thought, should not
constitute the boat a passenger boat
within the regulation ami compel the
elaborate and expensive equipment
cktflffnated. --Walter E. Clark.
Big Steamer Crosses-Pacific In
Least Time In History of
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 19.—The
steamship Minnesota of the Great North
ern Steamship company's Seattle oriental
fleet and the largest freight carrier afloat,
reached port last night on her return voy
age from the orient, having broken all
transpacific records on her trip acrors.
The Minnesota's time from Yokohama
was 13 days. L'l hours and 5 minute.*.
Among her passengers were a number of
Russian officers and their wives being
sent home on parole from Shanghai,
whither they were taken at the time of
the capture of Port Arthur. There were
also a number of American army officers
coming from Manila, either on leave or
under orders to report at Washington.
D. C. Altogether the Minnesota brought
162 passengers. 47 of whom were first
class and a little more than 7.000 tons
of freight, of which raw silk and silk
goods formed the bulk.
Dick Ward Will Remain With
Great Western
A. D. Ward, purchasing agent of the
Great Western, whose resignation from
the service of the road was announced
several weeks ago. ha? withdrawn the
resignation by request of the manage
ment and will retain the position.
Mr. Ward is one of the beat known of
the staff of the Great Western stationed
in this city, having been connected witn
the road for many years and in constant
contact with the business men of St. Paul
Mr. Ward at the time of his reported
resignation was said to be ready to go
into independent business for himself. He
had a flattering offer to ally himself with
a large construction company in Chicago
as a partner, but the Inducements offered
him to stay were so strong that he gave
up Ideas of business and decided to re
Mr. Wai.i was recently married in Cali
fornia to a belle of Victoria, B. C.
Is General Agent of Wisconsin
Central In Montana
G. R. Sheldon, contracting agent of the
Wisconsin Central and located In St. Paul
for several years, has been promoted and
transferred by the road. Mr. Sheldon has
been named as the Montana general agent
of the road with headquarters at Helena
and with jurisdiction of wide latitude.
He is an old railroad man. although
young In point of years. He Is a native
of Vermont and for fourteen years was
connected with the freight department of
the Boston & Maine.
Mr. Sheldon succeeds F. J. Erfert. who
was leceiitly appointed secretary and
treasuier of the Mlssoula Fruit associa
tion. Mr. Erfert went Into Montana Just
at the right time and In the course of
his employment with the road has amass
ed a very comfortable fortune in agricul
ture. Mr. Sheldon Is a very popular
member of the St. Paul railroad fraternity
and a host of his friends yesterday ten
dered him congratulations on his promo
Burlington-Northern Pacific Train Will
Tour Whole Northwest
CHICAGO. April 19.—Eight Illinois
cities will be included in the itinerary of
the Burlington-Northern Pacific Lewis
and Clark good roads special which leaves
Chicago May 3 on a trip in the lnt<
of good roads through Illinois. lowa. Mis
souri. Nebraska, Wyoming and on to the
Pacific coast.
I'pon the completion of the Itinerary
of the good roads (pedal a convention
will be held at the Lewis and Clark ex
position in Portland on June 23, L' 4 and -5.
Strains Do Not Count
Special to The Globe
SIOIX FALLS. S. D.. April 19—After
a part of the testimony in the cas«- of
Peter Morgan vs. the Omaha had been
offered before a jury in the I'nited States
court in this city. Judge Carland direct
ed that a verdict should be returned in
favor of the company. Morgan instituted
the action for the purpose of recovering
S-.500 damage** for injuries alleged to
have resulted from straining himself
while lifting a handcar from the track <>f
the company five miles from Humbuldt
on Aug. 6.
Coad Gets Writ of Error
Special to The Globe
SIOIX FALLS. S. D.. April 19. —The
I'nited States supreme court has granted
to W. T. Coad. a railroad promoter of
Rapid City, a writ of error in the case of
the Dakota. Wyoming & Missouri River,
which is engaged in constructing a rail
road from Rapid City to Mystic, a min
ing town in the Black Hills.
Few People Know How Useful It Is In
Preserving Health and Beauty
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
is the safest and most efficient disinfec
tant and purifier in nature, but few real
ize Its value when taken Into the human
system for the same cleansing purpose
Charcoal is a remedy that the more you
take of it the better; it is not a drug at
all. but simply abserba the gases and im
purities always present In the stomach
and intestines and carries them out of
the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and Improves
the complexion. It whitens the teeth and
further acts as a natural and eminently
safe cathartic.
It absorbs the Injurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels; it dis
infects the mouth and throat from the
poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one form
or another, but probably the best char
coal and the most for the money Is In Stu
art's Charcoal Lozenges; they are composed
of the finest powdered Willow charcoal, and
other harmles antiseptics In tablet form
or rather In the form of large, pleasant
tasting lozenges, the charcoal being mix
ed with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell In a much improved condition
of the general health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood and the
beauty of it is, that no possible harm
can result from their continued use. but
on the contrary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician in speaking of the
benefits of charcoal says: "I advise
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all patients
suffering from gas in stomach and bow
els, and to clear the complexion and puri
fy the breath, mouth and throat: I also
believe the liver is greatly benefited by
the daily use of them; they cost but
twenty-five cents a box at drug stores,
and although in some sense a patent prep
aration, yet -I believe I get more and bet
ter charcoal In Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges
than in any of the ordinary charcoal tab
Morawetz Says It Would Wreck
Three-quarters of All the
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street
WASHINGTON. April 19— Before leav
ing for New York this evening Senator
Spooner said emphatically that he would
not respond to the summons of senate
committee on Interstate commerce to ap
pear before that committee and give tes
timony ;»•* to legality of proposed rate
regulative legislation.
"It is a remarkable proceeding." said
Senator Spooner. -for the chairman of
that committee to summon members of
the senate. I guess the committee can
hear our views in the senate in plenty of
time, and, by crickey. th«n- will."
It is generally supposed here that the
notice to Spooner to appear was a grim
joke by "Uncle Steve" Elkins.
—Walter E. Clark.
Morawetz's Able Testimony
WASHINGTON, Avril 19—Victor Mora
wetz of the Santa Fe again was before
the senate committee cm Interstate com
merce today.
ii Re PIJ'J n X to questions by Senator Dol
llver. Mr. Morawetz said that the execu
tive committee and boards of directors
never know anything about the details of
traffic management. They give directions
to the president of the -road and the presi
dent directs the other Ofltoers.
Senator Dolliver questioned Mr. Mora
wetz about the agreements between com
panies as to rates. The latter replied th:it
there were no agreements. The railroad.
he said, talked things over and reached
an understanding as to what rates would
be from competitive points. He said these
rates were fixed on a remunerative basis.
In reply to a question by Senator Dol
llver. Mr. Morawetz explained the charges
regarding the granting of rebates by the
Atchison. to the Colorado Fuel and Iron
Explains Coal Case
He said that when the present manage
ment of the Atohison road took control of
the system it Included various coal com
panies, the stock of which was owned by
the original railroad company. It was do
ing a commercial business. The new man
agement decided that the railroad com
pany must go out of the coaL business.
The Atchison then leased all the coal
mines in i's system, some of them to the
Colorado Fuel & iron company There
was a proviso that the Atchison should
receive its engine coal at moderate rates.
In 1901 there was a three cornered ar
rangement to which the Atchison. the
Colorado Fuel & Iron company and
Phelps. Dodge & Co. wtre 'parties. The
last named controlled the El Paso &
Southwestern railroad. Inder the terms
of the agreement the Colorado Fuel &
Iron company was to furnish coal at
$1.15 per ton and the Atchison was to
haul It for $2.90 per ton, th*e Atchison to
collect the PTice of the coal and pay the
♦115 over to the fuel company. The
agreement was to last five years." But in
1902 injunctions were granted restraining
the various companies from continuing
this business.
"These injunctions.' said Mr. Mora
wetz. "were obtained largely on evidence
of one of our own officials."'
Instructions were sent by officials of the
company to correct all violations of the
law. Similar Instruction* were sent them
when the Elkfns law was passed In 1903.
"As a matter of fact," said Mr. Mora
wetz. "the law had not been strictly
complied with, but no one was affected bi
the arrangement."
The complaint arose over a Mistake
about the combination of the $4.05 which
the road collected, an allegation being
made that this did not include the price Of
coal and that rebates were being given.
Senator Dolllver asked as to the re
port that the Atehison had paid to the
Standard Oil company $1.000.000 in rebates
in Kansas. Mr. Morawetz said he had
been advised that no such evidence was
given; that a garbled statement was
given to the newspapers by an attorney
who had a suit against the road. He felt
authorized to deny the statement that
any rebate was given by the Atcbison
to the Standard Oil company.
Minimum Rates Illegal
Replying to questions by Senator Car
mack, Mr. Morawetz said that in order
to prevent discrimination between ports
congress could fix only ■ maximum rate.
It could not fix a minimum rate l>ecause
that would force a discrimination against
ports and would be i n violation ..f the
constitution. Mr. ftforawets said that if
railroads were compelled to fix their rates
according to distance three-fourths of the
Industries of the -country would 1>« ■].--
Strayed. There would be a revolution
which would settle the whole question
very speedily.
"If congress or a commission should
prescribe a rate from Chicago to New
Tot* of 15 cents and from Chicago to
Baltimore of 11 cents, would that be a
violation of the constitution 1 asked Sena
tor Carmack.
"If shipments were to Liverpool
Ir to the citi.s only. no." was the reply.
He said congress could not in Un
make a minimum rate.
In answer to Senator New land, Mr.
Morawetz said that in several states there
were commLsMons with pow< t to tix rat< 9
At times the Atchison roaid had Buffered
from interference ami was saved from
annihilation by the United States courts.
He said no commission could have th«
wisdom to fix rates for the entire country
Senator Newlawfa asked ■ series of
questions to support his contention foi rhe
nationalizatii n of railroads. For tliis
purpose he went minutely into the details
of the business of the road Mr Mora
wetz represents. The latter replied that
he would prefer a federal charter for his
company to a state charter.
National Charters
Senator Ctillom. addressing S
NewluJicls. asked:
"Are you getting ready to buy all these
"No." replied Mr. Newlands. "Nor am
I getting ready to have the government
buy them. I want the railroads to take
out national charters."*
Mr. Morawetz answering Senator New
lands said that the interstate commerce
commission could not arbitrate labor dis
putes, because no arbitration was en
forceable. He said that the strikes which
had resulted in so much damage to the
country- were due to the failure to en
force the law and to protect lives and
Mr. Morawetz said that figures would
show that railroad rates had decreased.
Senator Dolllver took issue with (bit
statement, saying that the report of the
interstate commerce commission showed
that there had been an increase of rates
Mr. Morawetz said that figures would
be procured which would show that the
commission had made a mistake.
When Mr. Morawetz had concluded the
committee adjourned until 11 o'clock to
morrow, when President Tuttle will be
Emigrants Tied Up
ROME. April 19.—The railroad strikes
continue and the situation Is practically
the same as yesterday. Several thousand
emigrants, mostly going to America,
could not leave this city because it was
impossible for them to reach Naples.
The Great Northern is making a special
effort to secure settlers for the territory
about Crookston. Max Bass and George
Cornelius Morrow, of the publicity de
partment of the road, returned yesterday
from a trip through the region. *
Vice President Jule M. Hannaford of
the Northern Pacific and party have
started for Washington, where they will
attend the international railroad congress
with President Howard Elliott and sev
eral other St. Paul* railroad men.
C. L. Mosher. northwestern agent of
Michaelis A: Ellsworth, left for Chicago
la.«t nipht. Mr. Mosher will return the
last of the week.
Attractive Easter Attire
A DCllJrht T° revel In the beauty and
-.: - O *" suggestiveness of the re
" " ' sourceful lines of the
ready-for-service garments while the floodtide of Easter
trade surges through this store. Too late now to think of
dressrnakirvs for Easter wear. Happll, you do not need to.
Our stock is so comprehensive that ever, taste can be satis
fied without touching the purse too heavily.
This store fairly dazzles with correctness In Ladle*
Spring and Summer outer garments. Come here to make
your Easter selections. Remember, our store is new con
sequently every garment is a 1903 model, and so complete
and varied is our stock in both style and diversity of ma
terial that you will have no trouble in selecting becoming
attire for Easter and Summer wear. ■
To iI n V(±t\ Cm'fj Smart tailor made Suits
laiIUICU «ZSUIIS In blouse, Eton and
jaunty coat styles. ,x
--cellent broadcloth, cheviots, serges. Panamas, etc $lti ",o
$18. $20 and $25.
The latest Paris models in Blouse Coats and Redingou
styles—a-11 the newest materials, $30 to $60.
New silk Coats ™^r;:":rr
" Spring and many
more will be brought out Easter Sunday. The new Red
ingote box plaited and blouse styles are charming; made of
Taffetas, Peau de Soie. Rajah and Burlingham, $18 to $65.
li\ 11 nt \r C nnt c Just in ~~ for the v * k
JdUllly vOaiS before Easter's selling
~~~~—"~~~~~"~""~ ~— 15 new styles of tan
coveit, black broadcloth and Cheviot jackets. Tight fitting
corset shape, fly fntnt. half fitted, box coat, short coat ar*l
three-quarter lengths are the styles. Strapped or welted
seams or plain tailor stitched. Lined with taffeta or soft
satin. The best coat you can get elsewhere for $18 or J2o
will not be one iota better than these at $13.50.
Covert Jacket Special ,;- ,
T ' ; Jack
ets, natty hip lengths, fly front, made with the newest
plaited sleeve and cuffs, good quality satin lining. These
Jackets would be a fair value at $12—our price $8.
Exclusive Agents in st. Paul for the ■•-■!,■
— — brated WADE CORSET.
famous throughout the United States and Europe. "The only
corset that breathes with its wearer."
CODE COST $79,021
Salaries of Revision Commis
sioners Were Over $60,000
The auditor's office has paid the last
bill connected with the code revision
and finds that it cost the state just
$79,021.43 to Ret a new code. The re
vision committee went into commission
in 1901 and has been working constant
ly ever since. When the office was
closed and the report made the other
day it was found that the assets of the
office were $55. from the sale of a type
writer and a dictionary.
The committee bad an office in the
old capitol building, where the work
was don.'. Tin- principal item of cost
to the state has been the salaries of
the commissioners. Postage, ledgers,
printing and other expenses, such as
Clerks' salaries, brings the amount up
to the total. Following is a report of
the cost of the commission annually:
iv<«l. 13,541.23; 1902, $14,374.99; 1908,
122,858.19; I!'<> 4. $17,466.05; l!« 05, $20.
--786.97; total. $79,021.43.
An Instance of the expense may be
obtained from tho cost of enrolling the
bill, whl'h was $Tsr,.3^, paid to Charles
w. Farnham. The largest Individual
Item, outside of salaries, was the cost
of printing, which amounted to $15,
SAX JUAN, P. R.. April 19.—Charles
Hartzell. former secretary of Porto
Rico, representing the Compagnie de^
Suereries de Porto Rico, a French cor
poration owning 7,900 acres of supir
plantations in th^ Ponce district, has
obtained from United States .Jii'i^-
BfcKenna a preliminary restraining or
der or injunction against Santiago
Iglesiaa and twenty other members of
the American Federation of Labor. The
defendants are charged with prevent
ing the operation of the plantation by
intimidation and violence. The com
pany claims that it is suftVi ing a daily
loss of $4,000, and that 1,200 workmen
not belonging to Iglesias' organisation
are willing to work if not interfered
Santiago Iglesias. the local organizer
of the American Federation, has ar
rived at the scene of the strike. The
strikers demand an increase of wages
and shorter hours. About 14.000 men
are out in the midst of the cane cut
ting season, and the delay is injurious
to the crop.
Gets Three Years for Embezzlement
Ernest Bennett, who pleaded guilty
to_ grand larceny in the first degree
Tuesday, was sentenced to serve three
years in the Stillwater penitentiary
yesterday by Judge Lewis. Bennett was
formerly bookkeeper for the St. Paul
Furniture company, and while so em
ployed embezzled $700 of the com
pany's funds.
l^&JM&tiy^&zir* ful of OU! Sllmmer flowering ll^^^Xi^^^Oil
f^^^Akrc^J^ ■ imperial German Mixture l^^r'V*- I*^^\V^M l
St-^tAfS.A-^i^^ easily cultivated and should &tr\V^s^'^*V^*~"l
L -' Jk II WAV 9, Pfl 64 East L II
|£v Li Li lilMI QL uui 6th st. aL /A
• ! \V. Downing, who saya his horn- is
at Toledo, O. was arrested here by Capt.
McNaughton on a charge of having pro
cured JO on a worthless check from Paul
Paulson, who conducts ;i small candy
store 11 North Main street. Downing
with a companion called at the store and
after buying some tobacco and candy
tendered the check in payment Paulson
cashed it and later In the evening dis
covered thai it was worthless. Downing
was apprehended as he was about t<> take
a cai for St. Paul, and several oth< r
checks were found upon him, one of them
being for si" and the other for $1 000 in
the police court yesterday Downing
p1an,.,1 that ho had committed the act
while intoxicated and said he had no
Intention of doing wrong. He claims to
have been employed on a farm near En
aerlin, N. [>.. for several years up to last
fall, when he went te work in the pineries
near Ladysmlth. He was fined $50 and
costs or sixty days in jail. Having no
money he was forced to take tin- jail sen-
The following standing committees -.f
the city council were appointed bj Pres
ident Schroeder: Finance, I lol< n, ■
nan. Nelson; bridge, Brennan, Linner,
.Schroeder 1 streets, Thompson, Ryan,
Schroeder; ordinance, Nelson, Thompson,
Holen; purchasing', Thompson. Ryan,
Holen, Schroeder; sewers, Schroeder.
Nelson, Linner; hospital, Lii tier, Holen,
Hooley; levee, Stinson, Hooley, Brennan;
lighting, Hooley, Nelson, Ryan; fire de
partment, Ryan, Nelson, Hooley; print
ing. Nelson, Stinson, Thompson; building,
Linner, Ryan, Stinson; taxi.- i:
Brennan, Nelson; parks, Hooley, Brennan,
May.i- J. (;. Ai mson, I
<)• i of the city council and Aid. .\
--have been appointed a committee t<
certain it" the Wisconsin Central railway
company contemplates building th >
Stillwater tins season and if it la pos
sible fqr the railroad company and the
citj t'i cdbperate in t'u matter ol con
structing a bridge across the Si. Croix.
Officers f tli*- road v\ ill be commui
A resolution has been adopted by the
city council which provides for the pay
meni of tolls on the bridge across Lake
St. Crolx between Stilrwater and Houlton
after May l. units- the sum of $2,250 is
raised by subscription and paid Into the
treasury before that time.
Judge Williston "f tin district ...-iii has
filed an order in the case of Mary K.
E3ias against William fellas, directing the
defendant to pay alimony amounting to
$15 a month.
The Clyde cleared yesterday with a i>.w
of ](>^s for the Standard Lumber com
pany, Dubuque.
Sick Benefits for Carriers
CLEVELAND, O. April 19. The of
ficers and advisory board of the Na
tional Association of Letter Carriers
met here today. It was practically de
cided to recommend to the national
association, which meets in Portland,
Ore., Sept. 4-10, the establishment of
a sick benefit fund. The plan pro
posed will put the carriers throughout
the country, no matter whether they
are employed in large or small offices,
on an equal footing as regards sick
B«»ri the s4 ™ Kind You Have Always Bocgst
Signature f7^ , _jf/¥/^JI
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